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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
is ticking for a dozen activists holding fasts on the national mall to push for immigration reform. those fasters are trying to press the house to take up immigration legislation this year but the house is only in for four more days and prospects are dim with speaker boehner not backing off from his statement that he won't take up the bill passed by the senate before the end of the year. let me bring in congressman mark takano, democrat from california, who held a 24-hour fast last friday in saurolid ar with the activists and eliseo medina. eliso, you were one of four activists who went 22 days without eating. why? and are you seeing any indication that it's having an impact? >> well, chris, the reason we went on this fast is because we wanted to call attention of the american people and of the congress to the moral crisis facing our nation. you know, every year 460 something odd people die in the desert trying to come to the united states. this month it will have been two million people have been deported from our country. now, behind these numbers there's real human beings, people who h
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
their hands and to fix our broken immigration system. mr. speaker, last summer republicans and democrats in the senate came together and passed comprehensive immigration reform with a strong bipartisan vote, a vote of 68 to 32. 68-32. that's like a superduper majority. in fact, one poll last month showed that 63% of americans, 2/3 of americans, support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. business leaders, chambers of commerce, labor unions, faith groups, immigrant families, law enforcement officials, and americans of every race, creed, color, and ethnicity all across our country applauded our senators for reaching across the aisle. for many it really gave hope and belief in our government that we are still capable of putting aside political posturing and to build consensus around the difficult issues that face our country. but today as i speak americans are asking, what happened? they are confused as to why the house of representatives can't do the same thing that the senate did and pass immigration reform. they are even more confused as to why the house can't even dignify
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
for the nearly 6,000 syrians with approved immigrant petitions to the united states. as hundreds of millions around the world prepare to celebrate the most joyful day of the christian calendar, the international community must intensify its efforts to end this terrible war and also to protect syria's christians and to ensure the continued vitality of this 2,000-year-old community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. speaker, the innovativeness of american enterprise flies off the radar. according to amazon c.e.o., the company is fixing to deliver packages to its customers via drones. it's called amazon prime air. that's right. in just a few years, he says people will be able to order something online and have it in their hands within 30 minutes by the use of drones. sounds like something out of the "jetsons" doesn't it? soon there will be a drone to replace the mail carrier. according to amazon, these packages will deliver up to five pounds. mr. speaker, thousands of americans use amaz
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
a little bit to another economic policy imperative for the president, immigration reform. i've been wondering, are we going to be able to get immigration reform through the next term? actually, our loan luke russert asked john boehner just that. let's take a look. >> i've been committed to it. i'm stil committed to it. >> are you confident it will be done in 2014? >> i've learned not to make a lot of predictions. >> luke russert on the case. one of the things that gives me some hope is john boehner's hired a new policy adviser. normally you'd say, oh, he hired a new adviser, who cares? this person seems to matter in this conversation. rebecca talent comes from the bipartisan policy center's immigration task force. she was john mccain's chief of staff. she's worked on the hill in terms of immigration reform for a long time. she knows d.c.. she's a smart and sober voice, which signals to me that maybe john boehner is getting a little bit more serious about immigration reform than he's been in the past. >> yeah, i mean, i kind of feel like john boehner has been fairly serious about it
Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
from food to raise awareness of the need for a bipartisan remedy for our broken immigration -- immigration system. support for the fasters is growing. like many in the united states -- in the u.s. they want to find a solution for immigrant families living in this great country that they call home. we can all agree it's time to modernize our immigration laws. fixing what is broken will not be an easy task but it will bring benefits to our nation which can be strengthened and reinvigorated by those hardworking individuals. i encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to reach across one another, begin a conversation and resolve this issue. we can work together to secure our bordered and honor the rule of law while addressing the problems in our immigration system with solutions that reflect our american principles. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
plated of america the beautiful and the immigration officer said it will she was not what it is which is the star spangled banner, but i'm afraid that's one wrong. you've only got nine more chances. a distinct possibility vimy denied permission. and then was one man. complicated story helicon about. they have not talked to people to take the oath on the after deck of the u.s.s. constitution which is this wonderful sailing vessel, the oldest commission water should actually in the world. nelson's victory. but this one does. so the of was performed on independence day 2011 during a hot day. it was just magical an incredibly moving paid have to say. i've never seen an immigration ceremony, all people who suddenly were free to do with their waste. and they can vote. they had no fear of arrest. all of it. it was wonderful. the judges on the end was as remarkable woman who has now become a great personal friend. i have lunch with her. she is called marion bolar. she was the judge at the moment in charge of the boston america to the boston marathon bombing case. when that yemen will cut she
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
new report, president obama stacking his immigration enforcement office with proopen borders amnesty attorneys. are illegal immigrants getting a free pass thanks to the government? >> he was born a muslim. he read the bible and it changed his life forever. it cost him, his family and his freedom but he said it is worth it. that man's journey to christianity is coming up. ick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. >>> let's hear, the deck is being stacked at the department of homeland security. a shocking media report, details the recent mass hiring of immigration lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
's unilaterally ignoring immigration laws in many cases. >> let me bring in democratic strategist keith boykin and republican strategist, season d -- susan del percio. let me play a little more. >> we also talked about the "i" word, impeachment, which again i don't think would get past the senate in the current climate. am i missing anything? >> maybe the implication there being, susan, that it would get through the house. what are they trying to accomplish? most of these members of congress, it's not like they're in some district where they're threatened. it's not going to happen. it's ridiculous from a legal perspective. so what are they doing? >> well, it's like 2007-2008 all over again. dennis kucinich, which could step in for that exotic member of congress that they refer to as a republican in today's story by dana milbank did the same exact thing. they had a list of 35 impeachable things they wanted to charge president obama with. the congress did sending it to the judiciary committee. here's what's important. nancy pelosi as speaker decided not to bring it forward because she knew there
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
on a number of issues. just to name a few, the fiscal year 2014 budget. the farm bill, and immigration reform. reaching across the aisle has become more and more difficult, and principled compromise seems like a mountain too tall to climb. this morning i have the honor of introducing to national leaders who can hopefully help shed some light on how our legislative colleagues in washington, d.c., and the white house, might be able to come together and find solutions to our nation's critical problems. let me begin with governor huntsman. he began his public service as a staff assistant to ronald reagan. he has since served for u.s. presidents in critical roles, including u.s. ambassador to singapore, deputy assistant secretary of commerce for asia, u.s. trade ambassador come and most recently u.s. ambassador to china. twice elected as utah's governor, he brought about strong economic reform, tripled the states rainy day fund, and helped bring unemployment rates to historic lows. during his tenure, utah was named the best managed state in america and the best state in which to do business. he al
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
and when he signed it into law and throughat up immigration and stuff like that. give the american people a voice. the house judiciary committee held a hearing recovered -- we about the president and executive power, republicans siding that he change the health power andy executive that he has done the same on other issues. that,'re interested in you can go to our website c- and you can see it there. we covered that hearing yesterday. that policyying differences don't constitute a constitutional crisis. that was their opinion of yesterday's hearing. in ed republican. caller: good morning. of course people should be fired. from the head of the fish to the bottom. there is a pattern in this whole administration. it is nonstop. denial, denial, deny -- they are --yal to ridiculously that would be the last person he would fire. people keep forgetting all of these little things they slipped in. he is very bright. he came in as a community organizer, he will go out as one. he just changed the role again. we will postpone it until after the midterms. corporations do not have to f
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
they papers, andals, no getting paid under the table. i have nothing against illegal immigrants. but what i think the country --uld do is just let people wherever they from, as long as they are citizens -- if the illegals want to work, let them get citizenship. stopoliticians have to letting this go because it is going to end up happening like a lot of people say, all part-time jobs. the city i live in? all democrats. every single one of them is a democrat. you cannot walk down the street or go into a store without seeing an immigrant. i lived here for 25 years. it used to be beautiful 20 years ago. the crime rate is skyrocketing. pictures of -- he had been held by north korean officials for a time. theas today they freed veteran of the korean war after a weeklong detention, ending the -- after he oversaw a group of north koreans -- gloria in chicago, good morning. good morning. i am in the 55 and older group. i am so happy the economy is getting better. i have a friend with a full-time and part-time job. there are jobs out here. if the people are so upset and they don't think it is getting
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
income in equality at 11:15. he will be talking about immigration he has foreign policy and heads up to hawaii at the end of the month. the president has a ton going on t. supporters think there is good news, maybe the website is steadying now want more of the president every day. >> obviously, the republicans will not let up despite they may be setting up politicos. mike, thanks, so much. >> have a good day, will. >> coming up, jacoby els berry to the yankees. where does that leave robinson cano who wants serious cash. we have possible suitors in sports. [ music playing ] . >> well, the little engine that could keeps chugging along the bronx. >> i don't know how they do it. >> jacoby elsberry leaving fenway, elsberry reportedly agreed to a seven year $153 million year, an option for an eighth year. the speedy fielder giving a good glove. elsbury had batted .298 last year. he's missed a lot of games. the yankees scheduled to introduce their other beg signing, brian mccann, the catcher. tomorrow. elsbury could joan him if he passes that physical. >> it will be good for the yankees. tv
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00am PST
spent time with his uncle who's had some immigration problems. they said before that he had never met with them. it turned out that when he first went to harvard law school he stayed at his home for a couple of weeks. they said, well, why did you tell us before that he hadn't and now you tell us he has? the answer was, well, we didn't ask him before. it's an odd way to get information. >> you have been in that anchor seat for a decade, chris. congratulations. your anniversary is coming up. >> thank you. it's been the dream job of my career. look at that. that's depressing. ronald regan used to say seeing himself in old movies was like seeing a son he never knew he had. >> chris, i have to say something to you, a compliment. look at the head of hair you have, then and now. you've got a good head of hair, mister. >> the only thing out of date there is the suit. >> thank you. it's all mine. i appreciate that, khanna. >> on chris wallace's show, they'll be remembering ten years. who else is coming up? >> we'll be talking to rand paul not only about obama care but on wednesday he went to d
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
trouble with dui or immigration problems or whatever else but there's so many politicians that have had similar relatives with similar issues. >> reporter: a white house official pushed back with the ideas that the white house is not comfortable with those members of his family, pointing out that he wrote extensively about them in his book "dreams from my father." >> what could keep college football fans away from their favorite teams? look at the stands. almost empty. we're going to explain coming up next. farmers presents: fifteen seconds of smart. so you want to drive more safely? stop eating. take deep breaths. avoid bad weather. [ whispers ] get eight hours. ♪ [ shouts over music ] turn it down! and, of course, talk to farmers. hi. hi. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa - dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ >>> well, the ice storm kept college football fans in texas at home. it was 24 degrees at kickoff. school officials even offered free admission to anyone who showed up but, yes, that wasn't even enough. central florida won, by the way, 17-13. lower than normal temperatures, snow and sleet
Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
and on the other hand, senate has passed some bills like immigration reform that have crawled to a halt in the house. now congress has passed some major legislation. things like the violence against women act. overall, what is going on here is divided government with sharply divided politics. it means all of these folks up here have one major accomplishment they share. this is the least productive congress in modern history. back to you. >> all right, lisa dejourdan. thank you. >>> coming up, the focus of our debate for you with the political panel. can lawmakers stop playing the blame game long enough to get a little bit of work done? panelists will break it down. >> and our fourth question, what about the markets this week? and the economy. well, there is plenty to look out for. zane asher is at the new york stock exchange. zane? >> deb, this upcoming week on wall street, we will introduce a brand new airline. well, kind of. american and u.s. air will merge into the biggest airline monday. ceos of the two companies will bring the nasdaq's opening bill. ticket will be aal. new name, am
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
. also a lot of angry over a growing immigration crisis in dominican republic, forcing doe hinn can born of haitian descent to be stripped of their citizenship. they're hoping to send a message to president martelly. >> talks in geneva are expected to focus on inspections that have to be carried out to ensure that iran's compliance that the del will ease sanctions against iran. many see the agreement in the first steps in solving disputes. israel has vehemently voiced opposition saying iran cannot be trusted. >>> almost a month after typhoon haiyan struck philippines, recovery is months if not years away, but there is a major effort to get local economies moving again. we go to tacloban, the hardest hit. >> roland is a fisherman, or he was, given that his boat is 65 kilometers inland. >> how much are you earning before the typhoon and how much now? >> before i was earning 300 pesos a day, but now i don't earn anything because i don't have a boat. >> and the truth is, his story is replicated thousands of times across tacloban. the challenge after the emergency aid phase is to get people w
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am PST
. if they worked a shorter schedule but got productive things passed like a farm bill, like immigration reform, like an increase in minimum wage i think that wouldn't be an issue how many days they are in. it's the fact they don't seem to be working and producing anything. i have great respect for senator hutchison, did a great job in the senate and is just the type of person we need back in the senate but i don't think it's a tough call on minimum wage. we can't let a single mom with two kids continue to earn the minimum wage when it hasn't, as you said, been adjusted for inflation since 1991. the chamber always says it's going to cost jobs but that's never the case. i raised the minimum wage in pennsylvania and we had three of the best job growth years after that that we've had in decades in pennsylvania. when president clinton raised the minimum wage, same cry but it didn't happen. i agree with senator hutchison, do a separate carveout for students paid at a lower wage as opposed to adults trying to protect themselves and their families, that makes sense. that's reasonable. there ought to b
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
issue from the bucket, economy, jobs, health care, immigration you name it they will stand in the way of quote giving him a win. they don't want him to succeed. as we know, there have been two books wren that republicans collude before he was inaugurated to insure he would not be successful. so a president's job is to be hopeful and optimistic. that's what the president is being here, but that's not to say that he shouldn't try. because the president, while hopeful and optimistic. he's dealing with all these obstruction and impediments, he has to try, otherwise why be in the job? >> what's the point of the job. isaac, when you watched the interview, it was sort of interesting to watch a president expound at length about what it's like to be president while he's president. it is sort of an interesting experience we don't get to see. what were you seeing? what were you taking away from what you heard the president talking about this week? >> this was the first interview obama has done in a few weeks where he seemed back on hills game, he seemed confident, feisty. happy, the last few tim
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am EST
immigration reform. that is the course that is most effective. host: do you agree with the president? is the course that is most appropriate. >> do you agree with the president when he says that the only way to get it done is by step-by-step? the day, ind of think it is important for a bill to be brought to the floor of the house of representatives and frost to find something that can be passed at conference committee. for talking with us. the houses in early for session. virginia foxx to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. we pause in your presence and ask guidance for the men and women of the people's house. enable them, o god, to act on what they believe to be right and true and just, and to do so in ways that show respect for those with whom they disagree. send your spirit of peace upon our nation. endow the members of thi
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the last six elections. questions about insensitivity to women parallel the same issues like immigration. they feel no incentive to get things done because so few of them are in the district with large hispanic population, but the party overall recognizes that it wants to get this off the table for 2016. the issues with rem women are exactly the same. having said that, mitt romney beat barack obama by 14 points among white women. so democrats are not immune to challenges in that part of the electorate especially as the economy has struggled. ron brownstein, appreciate it. >> a heartfelt good-bye to actor paul walker. fans are gathering to honor him. we'll take you to his special tribute. my name is mike and i quit smoking. chantix... it's a non-nicotine pill. i didn't want nicotine to give up nicotine. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. [ mike ] when i was taking the chantix, it reduced the urge to smoke. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suici
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
need to have a credit card or a bank account. and those aren't necessarily easy for immigrant workers to come by these days, especially if they're working off the books. however, at the end of the day, it wasn't competition that caused this hideous selloff from xoom. it was yolanda, the horrible, tragic super typhoon that slammed into asia. after the typhoon hit, seven different provinces in the philippines were not just a state of emergency, but national calamity. that's their term, not mine. and the government had to send in tanks just to maintain order. that's awful, but what's it got to do with xoom? everything. xoom gets about 35% of the revenues from the philippines. and this can disrupt their business. this has hurt the company. i think it'll take a couple of quarters before they can recover. i do like xoom's model, though. far more -- far from being concerned about money gram and western union, i think xoom is its own worst enemy. it's not diversified. getting about 70% of the business from three countries. the stock could be worth circling back for speculation, but not until
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
to immigration reform and whatnot. this is of education, an issue. showing an issue about whether the results actually really matter and what the research actually really matters, or whether the congress lives in an evidence-free zone. pre-k actually works to help level the playing field. the president has put a bill out there. the house of representatives actually have a bipartisan bill, that lies in the house of representatives and the senate, the miller-harkin bill that has two republicans from new york state. i give them huge props for being part of it, hannah and grim. sailpre-k bill should through. if people want to make a smart investment, that should sail through but for the ideology of what the federal government should be spending. this,at is sad about states like oklahoma, you know, have shown us that pre-k really works. so we are fighting for it. i don't really know what its prospects are. i don't feel as hopeful as i wish -- you know, as the evidence should dictate. but we are fighting, fighting, fighting for that pre-k bill. number two, i think we could see a bill about career t
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
things? >> the first thing i would actually like to see in congress is comprehensive immigration reform. i mean, if you look at what the senate did, there is a path there that a lot of people compromised on to create the path to citizenship plus ways of making sure that we take people out of the shadows, we grow our economy, and we make sure our borders are secure. and so first and foremost, the house of representatives needs to focus on that. and i was part of the fast for families yesterday. i have been arrested on the whole process of trying to get to immigration reform and whatnot. in terms of education, this is an issue. pre-k is an issue about showing whether the results actually really matter and what the research actually really matters, or whether the congress lives in an evidence-free zone. we have seen pre-k actually works to help level the playing field. the president has put a bill out there. the house of representatives actually have a bipartisan bill, that lies in the house of representatives and the senate, the miller-harkin bill that has two republicans from new york st
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
: let me first say, james, i am a minority. my parents came from the philippines, immigrated here for better opportunity. in general, i am glad to see people, regardless of their race or creed or whatever, getting more involved in politics and just this debate. any differences i have with president obama and the administration has nothing to do with race or who he is or his personality. personal things. they have to do with issues of substance. substantive difference is a matter of policy. that is what a debate needs to be. i'm happy to engage with folks on issues of substance, but you know, certainly -- of course there will be people out there, i am not one of them, who do not like obama for really personal and probably wrongheaded reasons, but i try to be a constructive critic. i think the president has done some good things and he has done things that could have been done better, but that is the case with any president. host: what about mr. rouhani -- hassan rouhani? how is he different than the previous president? does that change negotiations with iran, and should we change t
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
down as the year of missed opportunities on immigration, tax reform budget. all issues leaders wanted to tack al at the start of the year. they had trouble funding the government and running out of time to pass critical legislation. american families could see milk prices spike to $7 a gallon if congress can't pass the farm bill by the end of the year. lawmakers are running out of type to set funding and policy for the pentagon next year. they still need to confirm janet yellen as the next federal chair before bernanke's term ends next month. it's no wonder one house committee chose to focus on a less invasive topic, space aliens. >> is there life out there? what do they think about new york city? >> reporter: congress has passed 56 bills in 2013 in the past 66 years only three other times that congress has passed less than 100 bills in a single year. many of the bills this congress passed were simply extensions of older laws that were set to expire. hope appears to be dwindling for the small deal between house and budget leaders that wanted to replace the federal s
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
that may not make it through congress's immigration. in "the new york times" the headline is -- in tennessee nelson is on our line for democrats. caller: on the previous i dorsation -- [indiscernible] there are the things that the patriot act enacted under president bush. powers togovernment be able to do whatever they want to do. thank you. next is gregory on our line for democrats. independents. event, i think the nsa would be better served if they use their resources to find out what is going on in the sink a possibleands and dispute between japan and -- andd china let mainland china. the united states cannot afford to have a conflict with china, at least not right now. they have all the manufacturing. he wants the south china sea, where it is oil rich -- there is oil and fish down there. we cannot afford that kind of thing. i think we would be better served focusing on that than dealing with the american people, especially since we are only at five percent of the world and 25% of the prison population. burlington, north carolina, neil is on our line for independents. c
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